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LTTE to remain in US list of terrorists
PTI News Friday , September 06, 2002 Colombo: The United States on Friday said LTTE would remain in its list of terrorist organisations until it renounced terrorism in "word and deed" but welcomed Sri Lanka's decision to lift the four-year ban on the outfit ahead of historic peace talks in Thailan...
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Sri Lankas opposition condemns lifting of ban on Tamil Tigers
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka Fri Sep 6 :- Sri Lanka's opposition condemned on Friday the decision to legalize the Tamil Tiger rebel group ahead of peace talks, with one party threatening a campaign of agitation to try and overthrow the government. "The govern...
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Hakeem to lead delegation meeting Prabhakaran in Vanni
By Franklin R. Satyapalan - The Island SLMC leader and Port Development Minister Rauff Hakeem who returned from London on Thursday night after meeting LTTE theoretician Anton Balasingham said he would lead a delegation to Vanni to meet LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and also have parallel talks...
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Israeli military hardware for SL whenever need arises - Ambassador
By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Israli Ambassador for Colombo David Matnai who is stationed in Bangkok yesterday said that the Israel government would continue to support Sri Lanka on military matters including supplies if and when the need arose as it had been in the past. Ambassador Matnai...
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Govt.- LTTE agreement on sea movements: CBK calls for detailed report from PM
The Island President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has called for a detailed report from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the Government’s agreement with the LTTE regarding LTTE sea movements, a news release from the Presidential secretarial said. It added: "The President has in a letter...
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It is possible he could be out there practicing law somewhere
In a murder trial, the defense attorney was cross-examining a pathologist. Here's what happened: Attorney: Before you signed the death certificate, had you taken the pulse? Coroner: No. Attorney: Did you listen to the heart? Coroner: No. Attorney: Did you check for breathing? Coroner: No. Attorney...
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LTTE welcomes de-ban while PA and JVP condemn it
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 6: LTTE today welcomed the lifting of the ban on it as “encouraging” and “helping the journey of peace” while the main opposition People’s Alliance (PA) condemned it as “premature” and the third biggest political party, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), vowed t...
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Sri Lanka optimistic ahead of Tiger talks
The Nation The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Thailand, Hewa Palihakkara, yesterday expressed optimism that the upcoming peace talks between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels would produce the much needed confidence to pave the way for further discussions. Speaking to the Nation Channel yesterda...
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World must push for peace in Sri Lanka
Editorial - The Nation The Sri Lankan government this week lifted a ban on the island's Tamil Tiger rebels, paving the way for peace talks that will be held at Sattahip Naval Base on September 16. As the host, Thailand has an important role to play. The much awaited talks will be the first official...
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Sri Lanka, rebels get ready to talk peace
Editorial - Bangkok Post For a few days, there were fears that the peace talks set for Sept 16-18 might have to be put on hold. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga cast a cloud last Sunday by voicing her opposition to the government's move to lift the ban against the rebels before the talks...
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Peace and mobile phones come to Sri Lanka's north
By Chamath Ariyadasa - Reuters Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's largest mobile operator expanded into the war-battered north on Thursday, the latest in a string of companies banking on a Norwegian-brokered peace bid to end one of Asia's longest conflicts. Besides mobile firm MTN Networks, other rece...
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Sri Lanka's East Awaits Lasting Peace, Hope Mounts
By Zaithoon Bin Ahamed - Of Dow Jones News Wires Sainthamaruthu, Sri Lanka -(Dow Jones)- For years, life was an everyday struggle for M. Aleem, a 40-year-old thread retailer who provides for a family of three. Extortion, fear of attacks and a dearth of medicines and other basic essentials were all...
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PM meets Asgiri, Malwatte Nayaka theros
by Cyril Wimalasurendre - The Island Kandy: The Mahanayaka theros of Malwatte and Asgiriya while blessing for success of talks between the government and the LTTE in Thailand stressed the need to ensure security for the country when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on them on Wednesday mo...
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CBK wants her nominee in negotiation team
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The President’s Office is considering the possibilities of including a presidential nominee in the delegation which will participate in the peace talks between the government and the LTTE in Thailand this month. "There is a consideration whether there should be a...
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SLFP blasts govt. for action against Aturugiriya safehouse
The Island The SLFP yesterday blasted the government for initiating legal action against Army Commander Lt. General Lionel Balagalle and seven others including the head of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) for maintaining a safe house at Athurugiriya from where covert operatives carrie...
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LTTE has to demonstrate complete and convincing renunciation of terrorism to lift ban — UK govt.
The Island British Foreign Office Minister Mike O’Brien on Wednesday (4) said that "before the proscription of the LTTE in the UK could be reconsidered by the British government, the LTTE would have to demonstrate a complete and convincing renunciation of terrorism." Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesi...
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LTTE de-ban shore-up investor confidence
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 5: Lifting of the four- year ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has shored –up investor confidence in Sri Lanka, brokers said. The Colombo bourse soared to a four-year high, all-share index closing 2.11 percent or 16.03 points higher than yesterday....
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Toy Disclaimers
* No beanies or babies harmed in the manufacture of this product. * Warning: This fad will disappear in 6 weeks. * Caution: Care Bears do not actually care very much. * Warning: This toy produces substantially less childish glee in real life than it does in the TV commercial. * Some dismembermen...
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De-proscription of LTTE though widely welcomed will be challenged in court
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 6 De-proscription of the LTTE though widely welcomed will be challenged in court. Tamils and Muslims and a bigger section of the Sinhalese welcomed the lifting of the ban saying that it would help the peace search and open the door for the LTTE to return to democra...
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What we have only is donkeys Sir.
K.T.Rajasingham During 1965 to 1970, I was the Parliament Correspondent covering the proceedings of the House of Representatives, as well as the Senate. Covering the Senate was the most boring thing, but the House of Representative was very interesting. During that period, the 6th Parliament was o...
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